Jose Mourinho has given new Hull head coach Marco Silva his backing as he settles in at the KCOM Stadium – for all bar three games.
The two Portuguese coaches face each other on Tuesday night when Manchester United host their Premier League rivals in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final
They will meet again in the return game towards the end of the month then again in the league six days later, with Mourinho keen to see his compatriot succeed in all fixtures but those.
“He is known in Portugal as one of the good young coaches. He went to Greece and nobody knows what he did there.
“Nobody knows he was a champion and now he comes to the big one. It’s a big opportunity for him so I hope he loses three matches and wins every [other] one.
“For me, he is very stable. In spite of being a young guy, he is very experienced and very mature and I look forward to having another Portuguese guy here.”